Topic / Catholicism

Priest, up to his neck in a cash scandal, is made a cardinal

There was widespread speculation a few weeks back that Mali Archbishop Jean Zerbo, above, due to made a cardinal by Pope Francis, would not get his prized red hat because of alleged dodgy dealings involving €12 million (£10.5 million) that had accumulated in Swiss bank accounts. However, the allegations did nothing to change Frankie mind, […]

Catholic Malta aims to be a world champion of gay rights

Last month LifeShiteNews went into outrage overdrive when it reported that a rainbow flag had ‘sacrilegiously’ been used as an altar cloth as part of sustained campaign by a gay Catholic activist group to get the church in Malta to ‘accept homosexual marriage, sodomy and adoption of children by same-sex couples’. Worse still, the group […]

Poles apart: religion and the real world

When I was growing up in a religious Polish family I found myself really close to the church. I spend years helping with all all the ceremonies, and watching people who were attending them. I could not speak against the religion as this would have been unacceptable, but what I could do was simply observe […]

Holy See ‘regrets’ charges against Cardinal George Pell

The Holy See today issued a statement in response to news that one of the Vatican’s top officials – Cardinal George Pell, 76, above, left, with Pope Francis – had been charged with multiple “historical” sexual offences. Its press office said: The Holy See has learned with regret the news of charges filed in Australia […]

Catholic comedian’s big gay day out attracts criticism

Yesterday, LifeSiteNews published a bunch of contact details for US comedian Jim Gaffigan, above. To what end? The right-wing site apparently wants its readers to let Gaffigan know – in a “respectful” manner, of course – that it’s not OK to attend a Gay Pride Parade with one’s family. And Gaffigan, a popular Catholic entertainer, […]

Tim Farron was the victim of prejudice against Christians

The Catholic Cardinal of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, above, left, has added his voice to those claiming that Tim Farron was forced to resign as leader of the Liberal Democrat party this week because of prejudice against Christians in the world of UK politics. According to the Catholic Herald, Nichols said he was: Sorry to read […]

Protests force Sisters of Mercy to withdraw from new hospital

An ‘obscene’ Irish plan to allow the Sisters of Charity Catholic order to have a role in the management of new maternity facilities in Dublin has collapsed in the face of widespread protests. According to the Guardian, the order that ran institutions in Ireland where women were enslaved and children abused for decades has given […]

Idiots of the week: Matt Archbold and Andy Burnham

Archbold, a Catholic commentator, and Burnham, the Mayor of Manchester, qualify for this spot for observations made about atheism and Islam. Archbold, writing for the National Catholic Register at the weekend, boldly declared: Atheism is the Uncoolest Choice Ever, and I Can Prove It. Among this twerp’s “8 Reasons Christianity is Cooler than Atheism” is […]

Trump’s pick for Vatican ambassador is a Catholic loon

The White House is planning announce that a religious zealot – Callista Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich – will be be the next ambassador to the Vatican. The announcement, according to this report, is expected ahead of Trump’s meeting with Pope Francis on May 24 in Rome. This is what is known […]

Heaven populated by gays says Catholic priest Fr James Martin

The controversial Catholic priest –  appointed by Pope Francis last month to the Vatican’s communications office – has ruffled feathers by claiming that faithful Catholics may be in for a ‘surprise’ when they ‘get to heaven to be greeted by LGBT men and women’. Reporting that Martin, editor-at-large of the Jesuit-run America magazine, made the […]